Towards Self-Configuration and Management of e-Service Provisioning in Dynamic Value Constellations
Networked value constellations are collections of enterprises that jointly satisfy complex consumer needs. Increasingly, such needs are satisfied by e-services, i.e. commercial services that can be ordered and provisioned via the Internet. Current research in dynamic web-service composition has yielded run-time platforms to dynamically compose complex web-services, but there is still a considerable gap between web-services and commercial e-services. To compose e-services, an estimation of commercial profitability must be made, which is absent from web-service composition. In this paper, the authors extend their earlier approach to e-service composition with a dynamic part that ensures that a commercial e-service can be dynamically composed from other commercial e-services, and can be mapped on a web service composition process composition of lower-level web services.